Robert E Obituary
"MM . t i i'i ' (nun urn RoIrtI After Trip f'Lineral pr;C for R.-ihTr R.-ihTr R.-ihTr t. K.rby. 5. sears old, U .sser, mortician and vk e-pres;dcnt e-pres;dcnt e-pres;dcnt of the IndiarnpoliS Ir,d;,ins Baseball Club, whn d ed Thursday of a heart attack in his home, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.- Church.- Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kirby Mortuary Mortuary from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. MR. KIRBY had returned to his home, 4352 Broadway, from a trip to New Orleans Wednesday, and was planning to visit the Indians' spring baseball training camp at Hollywood, Hollywood, Fla., next month. When the Cleveland Indians dropped the Indianapolis Indians Indians as a farm team, Mr. Kirby spearheaded the drive for the community ownership of the club. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Mr. Kirby was owner of the Kirby Mortuary at 1901 North Meridian Street. Mr. Kirby was graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he sang in the Glee Club and was drum major major of the marching band. He was graduated from the old Benjamin Harrison Law School in Indianapolis in 1930. Because of his keen sense of humor, Mr. Kirby acted as toastmaster on many occasions. He was a member of the Indiana Toll Road Commission. Commission. He also was a fourth-degree fourth-degree fourth-degree member of the Knights o f Columbus, past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge, past president of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Optimist Club, Indiana Funeral Directors Directors Association, Indianapolis Athletic Club, Sigma Delta Kappa legal fraternity, and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Kirhv Die To South b I I 4 ;i ROBERT E. KIRBY and its Holy Name Society and Men's Club. GOVERNOR Harold W. Handley said yesterday that Mr. Kirby's death meant the loss of a "dose personal friend." "As vice-chairman vice-chairman vice-chairman of the Indiana Toll Road Commission Commission he did much to put that project on a paying basis," the Governor said. "As vice-president vice-president vice-president of the Indianapolis Indianapolis Indians, and in his many other civic and sports enterprises, he made this city a finer placf in which to live. "Such citizens cannot actually actually be replaced. We can only hope to carry on what they have splendidly begun." Survivors include the widow, widow, Mrs. Antoinette Langsen-kamp Langsen-kamp Langsen-kamp Kirby; two sons, Robert E. Kirby Jr., of Greenwood and Michael Patrick Kirby of Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Margot Burke of Gary, Mrs. Mimi Murphy, Mrs. Sue Leonard and Miss Tish Kirby, all of Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Kirby; two brothers, James T. and Jack Kirby; a sister, Mrs. Elinor Mahaffey, all of Indianapolis, and eight grandchildren.